Young Up-and-Coming EPL Footballers Who Will Play Bigger Roles in 2013

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Young Up-and-Coming EPL Footballers Who Will Play Bigger Roles in 2013
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The Premier League has got to its best and most exciting start of all time. Only one point separates the top three teams, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United, while Tottenham Hotspur sits just four points behind.

The main reason for the Blues' rise to the top after finishing sixth last term is the young players Roberto Di Matteo brought in during the summer.

Young up-and-coming stars Eden Hazard and Oscar have been nothing less than sensational as the ironically nicknamed Pensioners steamrolled everything before them before their controversial defeat to Manchester United.

The one constant in football is its reliance on youth.

Football clubs are built upon the evolution and development of talented kids who go on to become integral parts of the team. In some rare cases these kids can even go on to become important players in terms of the club's history—and can even change the game as a whole.

Think of the young players who fans have seen break through.

Who would have thought that Paul Scholes would go on to play over 700 games for Manchester United after he made his debut in 1994?

Who would have predicted that Gareth Bale, who made his debut as a 16-year-old in April 2006 for Southampton, would go on to be the hottest prospect in world football?

Here we look at 20 young up-and-coming Premier League players who are destined to play a bigger part for their teams in 2013—and maybe even beyond.

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